So here I sit, still reeling from the amazing El Monstero show I saw last Saturday…and I’m bummed out because I don’t have a ticket stub. I got out my little box of old ticket stubs last night and took a stroll down memory lane. Each little scrap of paper was a memory. I know that saying this will instantly make me an old man, but: “Man, I miss ticket stubs.” My El Monstero tickets, like most of my tickets nowadays, was a just a printed piece of paper. It got all mangled and wadded up, so I threw it away.
Years from now, I will have no tangible link to this show. That’s a bummer.
Printing tickets at home is cool, when it is FREE (which isn’t offen enough for my tastes), but mostly I pine for the days of paper tickets. Ticket stubs are such a cool keepsake, it’s a shame today’s youth are going to miss out on them. Am I crazy? Is this not that big of a deal? Tell me what you think in the comments section.
I still have all mine too. Except, the one and only Guns n Roses show I was able to attend was outside and it rained. So the ticket was not pretty. Don’t k ow if it
was salvageable. I will have to go look. 🙂
They’re nice keepsakes, right? Oh man, concerts in the rain…that’s a whole other post waiting to happen. It never rains when you want it to rain, does it? Like on Saturday when it was 90 degrees outside. It always seems to rain in September when it’s 58 degrees.
Anyway, thanks for the comment and rock on.
I completely agree! I did score front row tickets (not a piece of paper) to Jack White at the Ryman which I could not be more happy about! Great seats, great show, and a ticket stub to add to my many!
Jack White’s a good one to have a stub for. I wonder if the value of ticket stubs as a collectable will increase now that most people are printing them off at home? Better keep ’em in a save place…